What’s right and normal is for Saudi Arabia’s relations with Iraq to be good and prosperous as the opposite of that is wrong and abnormal. Iraq has historical, social and economic ties with the people of the Arabian Peninsula, especially Najd and Ahsa.
While addressing the Iraqi delegation headed by Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi and in the presence of US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, King Salman said: “What links Saudi Arabia to Iraq is not just geography and common interests but ties of fraternity, blood, history and destiny.”
These are not compliments but facts that are based on the past and the present.
I’ll give few examples about Iraqis who served Saudi Arabia and about Saudis who served Iraq. King Abdulaziz’s royal court included prominent Iraqi figures who professionally and loyally served the Saudi state. An example is Doctor Abdullah Al-Damluji, who hails from Mosul. In 1929, Damluji represented Najd and Hejaz before the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia assumed this name.
Iraq has historical, social and economic ties with the people of the Arabian Peninsula, especially Najd and Ahsa.Mashari Althaydi